The Villa is an old country residence settled on an estate of 26,000 sqm, a large and secret garden paradise containing groves of olive, and many others trees. It is located about just 6 km from the historic centre of the charming, age-old Norman town of Cefalu, and combines the natural scenic beauty and peacefulness of the countryside with direct access to the sea. The Villa is very quiet and peaceful for most of the year, although in the summertime the beach attracts many visitors for its natural beauty, its soft sands and its safe bathing: this is Salinelle beach, among the most scenically beautiful of Cefalu. The area offers markets, pizzerias, restaurants, pubs, beach lidos, to mention just a few of the offerings available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salinelle 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Palermo 100 km, Nearest railway: Lascari 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Sofa Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The Villa itself has two floors. On the first is the entrance hall, the living room (containing a double sofa-bed), a delightfully traditional kitchen with attractive brickwork and a bathroom with shower. The second floor has 3 rooms with double beds (one of which can be separated into 2 singles), another bathroom with shower and a single bed located on the landing.Two of the bedrooms have access to a large veranda/terrace from which you can enjoy a colourful view of the sea and the surrounding lush vegetation of palms, citrus and pine trees in which you will feel immediately immersed. And you can relax and have your breakfast outside in the shade of a large date palm beside the Villa.Inside the villa there is everything you need for cooking – crockery, gas oven, microwave oven – and there is stereo system, satellite TV, central heating radiators, hairdryer and irons if your clothes need ironing.Internet Wi-Fi is now available for guests.There is no air conditioning, but in this place you will hardly feel the need for it!The proprietor, who lives on the estate, is very happy to meet all of your needs to ensure that your stay will be pleasant and relaxing!
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the house is an expansive wisteria pergola, underneath which is a large family-size table made in artisan brickwork, and a barbecue is located nearby, in the shade of a pathway of pine trees. On returning from the beach, you can enjoy an external shower served by hot water and there is also a traditional-style stone basin for washing or rinsing small items.Around the Villa you will have a large and secret garden paradise of 26.000 sqm containing groves of olive, orange and lemon, with trees of pine, cypress and palm, fruit trees such as mulberry and lotus, fig, apricot and banana trees… and not least our abundant vines.The winter months of October and November are a time to discover the rustic delights of ancient traditions such as the olive harvest, and our utterly authentic olive oil will be directly available for you to taste.With our home-made limoncello and our jams made using the fruits which you can freely gather yourselves, you will rediscover the simple pleasures of ingredients prepared at home.From the house you can hear the sea-waves: the beach is just 200m away, directly accessible by a pathway through the gardens.Sun loungers and canoes are provided for beach use, and a small yacht is available for the more adventurous.
Domestic pets including dogs are welcome, provided they of gentle disposition and friendly to humans as well as to any other animals which may be on the land!
The special geographic position of Cefalu means that you have easy access to all the main areas of historical and cultural interest in Sicily, by going on excursions lasting no more than 2 hours. Mount Etna, Taormina, Acireale and Catania and Siracusa (Unisco World Heritage Site), are about 2 hours away; the stunning and famous Greek temple and theatre at Segesta, and the Roman Villa of Casale at Piazza Armerina (also a World Heritage Site) are just 1.5 hours away; the artistic and archaeological treasures of Palermo, Monreale, Tindari are less than an hour away; the Madonne mountain range, a natural asset jealously guarded by Sicilians, with its dramatic hilltop villages like Castelbuono, Isnello and Gratteri are just half an hour’s distance. And you will be surprised to discover that each year brings widespread snow, and you can ski at Piano Battaglia, located further inland in the Madonie.
But the real pearl is Cefalu, with its fabulous scenic panoramas and the town itself, which arose out of fishing and navigation, with which divinities, kings and adventurers all fell in love, from the ancient Goddess Diana to the Norman King Roger, and for you also it is certain to be an experience of love at first sight!Charming and romantic restaurants abound, both here and in the neighbouring towns and villages, offering the finest traditional Sicilian food and wine, both of high quality and value.During the high summer season the area – which attracts many visitors as do all of the fine beaches of Cefalu, offers a full array of enjoyable recreational activities, and the low season is a time to appreciate the peace and quiet of the countryside, which you will have all to yourselves.Within easy reach are a variety of sports facilities such as tennis, golf, horse-riding etc, located under 5 km away. At a large nearby hotel you can avail of a waterpark and a wellness centre.On the beach you can take on the more energetic sports of kite surfing or windsurfing, or you can take a short trip in a sailing boat like the Fly Junior or the Laser1, available to residents, or if you prefer there is the more relaxing option of a canoe trip to scout out the beautiful Cefalu coast.